Frutto Magico As part of the 'Bambini - Ridiamo Insieme' Program

Frutto Magico As part of the 'Bambini - Ridiamo Insieme' Program

WHEN: Tuesday, 31 May 2011

TIME: 10.00am to 10.50am

WHERE: Tavernetta Function Centre, 144 Dorville Rd


Two crazy Italian storytellers present this hilarious medieval fable of a spoilt, smelly prince who is cursed by the Fairy Witch Fata Morgana. His quest is to find the magical fruit with the help of the audience.


A must see family show which builds to a crescendo of Tarantella dancing delight.


Using masks, folk music, puppets, outrageous props and audience participation to the max!


“Never have I seen so many children dying to be involved and showing so much dramatic talent!" West Australian School Teacher 2011
As part of the 'Bambini - Ridiamo Insieme' Program


Both music and dance were central to commedia dell'arte performance. Brighella was often depicted with a guitar, and many images of the commedia feature singing innamorata or dancing figures, particularly innamorate. In fact, it was considered part of the innamorati function to be able to sing and have the popular repertoire under their belt. Accounts of the early commedia, as far back as Calmo in the 1570s and the buffoni of Venice, note the ability of comici to sing madrigali precisely and beautifully. The danzatrice probably accompanied the troupes, and may have been in addition to the general cast of characters. For examples of strange instruments of various grotesque formations see articles by Tom Heck, who has documented this area.


The expressive theatre influenced Molière's comedy and subsequently ballet d'action, thus lending a fresh range of expression and choreographic means. An example of a commedia dell'arte character in literature is the Pied Piper of Hamelin who is dressed as Harlequin. Picasso's painting The Three Musicians painted in 1921 shows in colorful detail commedia-inspired characters. 

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